encouraging. about a year ago, she came across fitsmi while surfing the web. it's an online community of teens like her, trying to lose weight. and she's willing to share her story with us. hi, denise. >> hello! >> has weight always been an issue for you? >> you know, when i was younger, it was never really an issue, but once i moved into my teens, i moved around a lot. i changed a lot of schools, and along the way, i dropped lots of activities. so that's when the weight really started packing on and just becoming a problem. >> and how did it affect you? >> at the beginning, really, i didn't notice it. i just didn't notice it at all. and then once i moved into my first year of high school, a whole bunch of boys, a whole gang called me chubby and started teasing me, and from that day, it just really continued like that, and it hurt. >> i bet. and so you joined fitsmi. and what do you get out of that?